Healthbreak – Menopause and Heart Disease – Earl Hope, MD

Healthbreak – Menopause and Heart Disease – Earl Hope, MD


(intense music) – [Narrator] Health break
is brought to you by Tower Health, advancing health. Transforming lives. – Menopause may increase the
risk of heart disease in women. Doctor Earl Hope discusses
what women can do to control their risks. – They are somewhat
protected at younger age but once menopause hits, they
catch up to men very quickly. In fact death from heart attack
and heart disease exceeds that of men when women become
in their 60’s and 70’s. It’s the number one
killer of women, by far. – [Beverly] Though age and family history are not controllable there
are many factors that lifestyle choices and a
doctor’s help can control. – [Earl] Such things as smoking,
control of blood pressure, control of cholesterol,
avoidance of diabetes or at lease control of diabetes and then focusing on a very
heart healthy lifestyle. – For more free information
on women and heart disease call 484-628-HELP, or visit
our website at towehealth.org. For Health Break, I’m Beverly Herbert. – [Narrator] Health Break
was brought to you by Tower Health, advancing health. Transforming lives.